The Bill privileges a narrow category of refugees and leaves those at the frontiers vulnerable to asylum rejection.
By finalising a few names recommended by the collegium in accordance with the existing MoP but refraining from considering the rest on the ground that the MoP is not valid, the government is acting inconsistently and without any rationale.
The court was hearing a petition that alleged Gandhi was guilty of violating Section 123 (3) of the Representation of the Peoples Act by appealing for votes on the basis of religion.
Pakistan Supreme Court’s Decision to Hang a Schizophrenic is Unethical and Against International Law
It is extremely problematic to carry out the death sentence until the person is capable of understanding why they are being punished.
The Supreme Court is hearing a petition that alleges Gandhi is guilty of violating Section 123 (3) of the Representation of the Peoples Act by appealing for votes on the basis of religion.
Siddharth Vardarajan, one of the founding editors of The Wire and Moulana Syed Athar Hussein Dehlavi, chairman of Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool, discuss the controversy surrounding triple talaq.
The Supreme Court and Markandey Katju have both ignored Article 124 (7) of the constitution – which prevents a former SC judge from presenting a case.
The 1995 judgement on Hindutva will not be reconsidered as the court will restrict itself to deciding whether or not appealing to the religious sentiments of voters amounts to a corrupt practice.
The petitioner submitted that the ministries of environment and science have openly pushed GM mustard and that they shouldn’t be allowed to regulate GMOs.
An independent auditor will scrutinise the income received, and expenditure incurred, by the cricketing body as well.
Pakistan’s responsibility under international law for terrorist acts in Uri, and for “training, financing and supporting terrorist groups” turns on the evidence Delhi can gather.
The Quran demands time and patience in executing a divorce in the hope of making the union possible knowing that the couple is bound to have differences.
Katju has been asked to appear in person before the apex court to point out the “fundamental flaws”, as claimed by him, in the Soumya murder case.
Copyright laws the world over acknowledge the importance of access as a way to disseminate knowledge. Why are then people upset that Indian courts want the same?
Many jails in India are overcrowded by around 150%. Reforming prison rules to incorporate provisions like permanent parole and open camps can go a long way in addressing the problem.
A seven judge bench headed by chief justice, T.S. Thakur, will consider if seeking votes in the name of religion will amount to a corrupt practice.
“Such a view coming from a retired judge of this Court needs to be treated with greatest of respect and consideration” the bench said in its order.
Vikram Walia and Jasvir Singh, charged with abduction and murder, are due to hang on October 25 unless their sentences are delayed by review petitions.
A recent apex court judgment has raised eyebrows for several reasons, including its perceived bias against sex workers.
Article 48 of the constitution was worded in scientific terms and not on religious lines. But it is clear that the formulation of the provision involved a distinctive presence of religious fervour.
How Aniruddha Rajput – who was still a Ph.D. student when nominated – came to be selected is a closely held secret with the Ministry of External Affairs unwilling to answer questions about why it made its choice.
According to the UN Charter, a state can use force against another state if authorised by the UNSC, if it is a matter of self-defence or if the other state has invited it to do so.
The Delhi high court dissolved a couple’s marriage on the grounds that the wife’s refusal to have sex with her husband amounted to mental cruelty.
Chances of nuclear war between India and Pakistan may be remote, but the recent build-up of military activity along the border and the increasingly aggressive comments by leaders highlights the importance of the crusade against the atomic arms race.
The final decision on a PIL to address honour crimes ordered by Khap Panchayats will be made on November 8, the Supreme Court said.
The judgment exemplifies the need for judges to be trained not only in how to treat women as equal citizens of India – rather than as someone’s wife, daughter or sister – but also in India’s heterogeneous cultural histories.
The commission has asked whether the existing personal laws and customary practices need codification and whether it would benefit people
The board’s arguments in favour of triple talaq betray a lack of self-awareness and ignore a multiplicity of views held by Muslims in the country.
Residents of Bisada village tried to project Ravin Sisodia as a martyr, but their act was in violation of the Flag Code of India, 2002.
Bihar’s new prohibition law could land liquor sellers and consumers in jail for up to seven years and make them poorer by Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.
Fourteen years on, the victim’s mother and lawyer hope the Supreme Court’s judgment may prove to be a deterrent against “honour killings”.
The court found that the ban was violating Article 14 and Article 21 of the constitution.
The resolution merely expresses opinions and thus lacks the force of law. The government is not bound to give effect to these opinions.
In refusing to see middle ground, the court’s judgement may reduce academic publishers’ incentive to produce books.
Katju continues to face flak for a Facebook post in which he said Pakistan could have Kashmir if it agreed to take Bihar as well.
While T.S. Thakur, the Chief Justice of India wants BCCI to follow the Lodha Committee’s suggestions, Justice Katju thinks the committee has “run amok.”
Since Singur, and in part because of it, the 2013 land Act mandates that acquisition involving a firm must have the consent of 80% of the affected families.
Recent apex court judgments show a misunderstanding of the relationship between international law and domestic Indian law. Greater conceptual clarity on this is critical.
MPs should support the repeal of this old colonial law, says Tatagatha Satpathy, who has moved a Private Members Bill in Parliament
If the apex court reverses its earlier decision and grants Subrata Roy an extension on his parole, it would be one of the rare instances where the court has admitted its errors and taken corrective steps.